Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Still Stitching

I've not given up the paper arts, just trying different skills at the moment LOL. This is a project from an old Quilting Arts magazine which I've wanted to try for ages. It involves making a background with muslin covered in watered down PVA, tissue paper on top all crumpled and left to dry. I then painted it with Lumiere paints. The pattern was traced on the back and I pinned on the front a layer of kunin felt and 3 layers of gauze and stitched the pattern from the reverse side through all the layers. The fun part was cutting out the pattern shape with the soldering iron and the slow part was stitching on the beads! PS: It wasn't easy to get a good photograph.


15 comments:

Paula said...

Im totally blown away by this piece - you must have such a steady hand and the patience of a saint to tackle such a piece - WOW!

Heather said...

This piece really has the 'Wow' factor. It is so intricate and I love it.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Carol. Love the fact that you're being adventurous. Lynne bought some textile art stuff at the Aintree show and I'm dying to see what she does, too. Love the beads - great touch :)

Sue said...

Oh my!! That looks absolutely fab!!

joanne wardle said...

absolutely stunning

audrey h. said...

Carol...this is gorgeous and I love the detail on it :)

penibear said...

It looks absolutely stunning, and so do your photo's. Can't wait to see it at the w/e - will you teach me how to do it?!

Carrie said...

Carol - this is an amazing piece of work and wow - so many layers, I havn't tried the cutting with the soldering iron yet so you now have me inspired to try it. Gorgeous choice of colours and beautiful intricate work - put the paper arts to bed for a while, you're on a roll with textiles :0))

Sue B said...

Gorgeous!

Karin said...

Gorgeous piece of artwork, completely stunning.

Kaz said...

wow, this is gorgeous, love the colour too, lots of intricate details. i'll have to try cutting with my soldering iron too now!! xox

Sarita said...

Just stunning Carol. Such a gorgeous rich colour and it looks so delicate. It's so lovely to see something a bit different too.
And well done on being featured in Craft Stamper magazine!
Love Sarita xx
PS: Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog recently xx

Audrey said...

OMG - that is amazing. there is so much work, it looks so fantastic. Wow.

herminesplace said...

WOW this looks fantastic!

Creative Chaos said...

Wowww, this is amazing !!! ]
Patti xx